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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 801   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Strong brown ale inspired by the beer brewed by Belgian Trappist monks. Very little bitterness, this beer has intense malty and sweet flavours, mixed with the taste of chocolate and caramel. It presents complex red fruit and spice flavours due to the type of yeast that is used during the brewing process. This beer is at its best only after it has aged for six months. The Rigor Mortis are complex beers designed and brewed with patience and care in the tradition of the great Belgian Abbey beers.

Rigor Mortis Abt is brewed only once a year, and is sold in April until stocks last.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beersighted (99) - - JUN 26, 2014
Wow! What a wonderful Belgian quad. Ubër sweet and herbal with caramel and chocolate flavors; dare I say tobacco hints?? Great body to this boozy brown ale. This brew could have been brewed by Abbey monks instead of drunks in Quebec.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (1725) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle at Moeder Lambic. Shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear dark blond beer, small stable off white head. NOSE: alcohol, some grains. TASTE: alcohol, quite heavy, oké taste in general, quite fruity. Expected more for it’s ABV though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kambei70 (587) - - JUN 16, 2014
Strong brown ale inspired by the beer brewed by Belgian Trappist monks. Very little bitterness, this beer has intense malty and sweet flavours, mixed with the taste of chocolate and caramel. It presents complex red fruit and spice flavours due to the type of yeast that is used during the brewing process. This beer is at its best only after it has aged for six months. The Rigor Mortis are complex beers designed and brewed with patience and care in the tradition of the great Belgian Abbey beers.Rigor Mortis Abt is brewed only once a year, and is sold in April until stocks last. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RhetoricalAns (233) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
Brown red pour, thin white head, lots of nice lacing. Aroma is dark fruits, malty, spicy, some yeast. Full warming body. Nice complex flavor, fruits and malt.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Smallweener (13) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2014 D’une belle couleur Sirop d’Érable. Sur un beau col brun pale. Son parfum d’alcool, de sucre & de fruits sauvages est tout simplement ensorcelant. Son goût riche développe des notes de melasse, cerises noirs, de chocolat sur un fond caramelisé auxquelles s’intègrent parfaitement l’alcool. OUTSTANDING!!!! Merci à ’’Flaveur d’ici’’ pour la découverte. (bouteille 341 ml vieillit 6 mois :))

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cjldm (40) - - JUN 6, 2014
Pours the typical murky, quad colour. Nothing unusual, but rates well for good lacing. Smells a lot more wine-like than other ABT quads, some yeast and spice, some dark fruit too. Typical quad flavours with a bit more cherry wine and dry apricot sweetness and molasses interplaying with more bitterness than usual. Toasted toffee malt flavours. Less complex than others. Dry apricot aftertaste in the mouth. Fair bit of carbonation on the mouth, but it pulls away to leave a silkier aftertaste that starts with sweet brown sugar and evaporates into dry fruit. Worth trying. The cherry taste is new, but doesn't reach the dizzying heights if the best quads. B- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4777) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2014
On bottle at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Reddish brown. Fruity, raisins aroma. Raisins, hints of nuts, prunes flavours. Dangerously drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Randy4Beer (151) - - JUN 1, 2014
12 ounce bottle bought at Broue Ha Ha. Pours dark muddy brown with red hilights. Thin slightly off white head. Little to no lacing left behind. Smells of raisins with some sweet caramel and molasses. Tastes of raisins and red fruits. Overall this is a totally Abbey style brew. Tastes like a Dubbel to me although I don’t think that is what it is categorized as. If you like this style, and I certainly don’t mind it, then this one is definitely for you.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1187) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2014
4 ounce draft pour at ChurchKey. Ruby/amber with off-white head. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, light booze, spices. Tastes of dark fruit, spices, light booze, light berries. Medium body with a warm and dry finish. Thick syrupy mouthfeel, medium-low carbonation. Pretty nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (163) - CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
Pours a clear copper brown with two fingers of persistent tan head and heavy sticky lacing. Nose is mild, brown sugar and dark fruit. Taste follows suit, sweet malt, figs and raisins. Mouth feel is medium to heavy, slick and viscous, with medium to low carbonation. Slightly boozy, but mellow. The bottle recommends a minimum of six months’ ageing (with a bottle date of 11/2013) but I think it would benefit from more, given the high ABV and absence of any hop character to fade over time. Quite sweet, to the point that I wouldn’t want to try more than one.


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